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Your government

City Council and the Vancouver Park Board provide the vision and direction for the future of Vancouver.

Your elected officials use the expertise of the people of Vancouver (some who serve on advisory boards and committees) and staff (who work in specialized areas) to shape decisions and plans.

Vancouver has a history of engaged citizens and activists who have contributed to making Vancouver one of the most liveable cities. Together, we are creating the greenest city in the world by 2020.

Vancouver City Council

Vancouver City Council is made up of the Mayor and 10 councillors who are elected at large for a four-year term.

Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation

The Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation provides, preserves, and advocates for parks and recreation services to benefit all.

Citizen involvement

Volunteer, share your opinions and expertise, and participate in advisory committees to help make Vancouver a better place.

Get government information

Download our open data, bylaws, budgets, maps, released information, and reports. Request our information through Freedom of Information.

City operations and policies

View our organizational structure, contact information, and corporate mission, values, policies, and procedures.

City boards and agencies

Vancouver Archives, Mountain View Cemetery, Park Board, Vancouver Fire & Rescue, Vancouver Police, Vancouver Public Library.

Jobs and careers

Work for the City. We're always looking for motivated, talented people who want to help Vancouver's communities.

Municipal elections

Voting in municipal elections is important and takes just 10 minutes. Details on upcoming and previous Vancouver elections.